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Submitted by Telepot 1321d ago | opinion piece

Sony vs. Microsoft - Next Gen

Sony and Microsoft are the two leading console developers with the Playstation 3 and the Xbox 360. Since the release of both consoles, with online gaming, the two companies have been at each other, each of them wanting more players and to become the number one leading console.

With Sony and Microsoft each wanting their franchises to earn as much money as possible before they release their next-generation consoles, they will also be waiting for the other company to blink. Sony and Microsoft did this with the Playstation 3 and the Xbox 360. Everyone was anxious to know which would be released first, many rumours circled the internet and word of mouth until the Xbox 360 was released in 2005, hard-drive-less. (Dev, Next-Gen, PS Vita, PS2, PS3, PSP, Xbox, Xbox 360)

Wizziokid  +   1322d ago
What is the point of this?

we no nothing about either platform and the article offers no information but to ask people to decide what will happen... flame article is hot but this is just asking for the inferno
Telepot  +   1322d ago
It's simply about what's happening behind the curtain and what we think they will do based on their actions of the previous generation.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   1321d ago
I don't think you can compare it to last gen.
Too much has changed and the gaming market is completely different now than where it was at the end of PS2 and the original Xbox.
It's a whole new ball game now where everything is going digital and there is a thriving online community.
StraightedgeSES  +   1321d ago
In previous Gens People cared about games. this gen and next gen people only care about the graphics.
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darthv72  +   1321d ago
next gen
wont be about MS vs sony. It never was this gen. It was more about the fan base and their bitter rivalry.

From the company perspective, MS and sony are more friends than they are enemies. We like to put them in more traditional good vs evil roles because it makes more sense to us as consumers.

Next gen will be the same.
Objective  +   1321d ago
@ Straightedge

You are right. People downplayed graphics and talked about games last gen because PS2 was clearly inferior to Xbox in the graphics department. This gen, these same people believe the PS3 is somehow graphically superior, so it is all about graphics now.
avengers1978  +   1321d ago
THis is clearly to get us attacking eachother about something no one knows anything about that is a 100% fact.
I'll wait till they both come out then I'll talk crap.
ALLWRONG  +   1321d ago
"Sony and Microsoft are the two leading console developers" Nintendo would disagree.
Captain Qwark 9  +   1321d ago
lol thats exactly what i thought. just becuase "core" gamers prefer these two doesnt make them the leaders. last i checked the wii still has many million units ahead of each ( even with getting outsold the last year by both the gap is still crazy wide )
Raka   1321d ago | Trolling | show
Captain Qwark 9  +   1321d ago

dude just becase im stating facts doesnt mean im a nintendo fanboys and love my wii lol you shouldnt jump to conclusions and take it so personally.

the wii is a useless toy but it is still technically the leading console which makes neither sony or ms "the two leading console developers" at their respective 2nd and 3rd place spots. nothing about those positions is leading
hellvaguy  +   1320d ago
Overall software sales from Ps3 and 360 would also disagree about Nintendo console sales (which hold little to no profit).
ALLWRONG  +   1320d ago
Nintendo sells more games
Sanquine90  +   1321d ago | Well said
NO NO do not start flame world war 3
moparful99  +   1321d ago
As long as people reply with tact and respect others opinions it should be a great debate.. It's safe to say that neither company will be dropping out of the console market anytime soon.. Both are way to invested and have large userbases, the bitterness should be non existent. Coke and pepsi, mcdonalds and burger king, dish and direc tv all coexist so why can't microsoft and sony?
ATi_Elite  +   1321d ago
so why can't microsoft and sony coexist?
Because Coke and Pepsi, McDonalds and Burger King etc. don't have Rabid Venomous over zealous fanboys who will lock onto a keyboard with the grip of a pitbull and flaim you repeatedly if you say even the slightest thing that suggest their console can't cure cancer!

Perfect Example:

anybody: "I just don't like the shape of the PlayBox controller, doesn't work good for me"

Rabid Fanboy: "WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT Die you moron, Your just a PlayBox hater, the controller has been tested for a million hours and company XY spent $200 million dollars making sure the entire world liked it! I'm taking all your bubbles and then I'm gonna report you and get you banned for a week"!
ATi_Elite  +   1321d ago
(Rolls Eyes) "Here We Go Again"

Oh boy i just can't wait to hear Flame Wars about:

Pre-order numbers
weekly Hardware sales figures
online MP cost
games sold
multi-plat graphics comparisons
blah blah blah blah

all over again!!

(just when things were getting nice and quiet)
LostDjinn  +   1321d ago
A hack site hit hunting?
You don't see that everyday.
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Telepot  +   1321d ago
And where does it state that it is a hack site? It has a hacking category within it because hacking is big in the (console) gaming community and it is the source of quite a bit of news.
moparful99  +   1321d ago
Whatever happens I don't see Sony allowing Microsoft the one year advantage they enjoyed with the 360. Sony has proven that they belong in the home console market and I have all the confidence that they will make the right choices with the ps4..
Fishy Fingers  +   1321d ago
Sony have already been clear on that, the next gen consoles will release in the same window. No more head starts.
FrigidDARKNESS  +   1321d ago
A Sony exec said they have no plans to show the ps4 at e3 2013 which points to a 2014 release.
Christopher  +   1321d ago
And the same with MS considering their recent supposed release on their console plans and the comments made by analysts.

So, next year's E3 will either be about the same as this year or will start the decline of this gen by showing the next-gen consoles for release in 2014 (or Holiday 2013).
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SirBradders  +   1321d ago
Sony have a surprise in store trust me i know ;-)
ALLWRONG  +   1321d ago
Wake up! you're still asleep dreaming
SirBradders  +   1321d ago
Your name says it all mate.
Fishy Fingers  +   1321d ago
My prediction: basically like this gen. Hardware potential similar, 5-10% difference. MS have a more "advanced" online system and Sony offering a larger selection of exclusive games/content.

Main area from improvement, social interaction. A greater feel of being "connected" to other people, content and services.

And finally, digital distribution beginning to out weight retail (probably late into next gen).
BitbyDeath  +   1321d ago
Yep, thats my prediction as well.
Particularly on the Sony side there is a lot of disconnection in terms of applications.

I expect nextgen to smoosh it all together, Chat, listening to music, watching movies, copying files, accessing the web, trophies, maybe even PS Home.

Multi-tasking will become as natural and seamless as on a PC.
Majin-vegeta  +   1321d ago
Ready set go.....
BABYLEG  +   1321d ago
Microsoft will put a spanking on all next gen console.. you can count on that.. whether you like them or not. Don't take my word for it, watch and see.
Hicken  +   1321d ago
Oh, don't worry, we won't.
SirBradders  +   1321d ago
sony and microsoft need to appeal to the younger audiences and family's, if what nintendo are saying is true that they are appealing to the core gamers aswell with the wii u then i am afraid nintendo will finally have the gaming community as a whole wrapped up.
Dlacy13g  +   1321d ago
HORRIBLE read. I mean honestly I think it was about 5 paragraphs that really had no insight. Angry at myself that I took the time to read.
Xx-ADITYA-xX  +   1321d ago
miamicanesruleall  +   1321d ago
Sony Entertainment has posted multi-billion dollar losses in the last few quarters, being affected by the Japan earthquake, the hacking fiasco, and the unexpectedly strong competition and subsequent sluggish ps3 sales this gen (relatively speaking, compared to last gen). Sony have already gone on the record stating they would not be spending anywhere near what they spent on the ps3 for their next gen console. That pretty much leaves the ball in Microsofts court. With the killing they make from xbox live gold memberships (and the ads that run on that service), the unexpected success of kinect, and their being the dominant console in sales in North America, Microsoft can afford to spend whatever they need to in order to lead the technical specs next gen. Sony is struggling to catch Microsoft in worlwide sales this gen, and that's having a technical advantage in hand, many fantastic exclusives, and despite them being the only console with a blu ray player. Many folks bought the console for blu ray solely early on this gen, when it was one of the cheapest and best blu ray players available. They will not get that advantage next gen, and that also has to be factored in. Taking these factors into account, it would appear Microsoft is poised to not only win the next cycle, but possibly dominate it. Who knows what development houses will choose to do next gen, but the trend is leading to fewer and fewer developers choosing to develop strictly for one console. Will Microsoft simply start buying up developers to stack the odds more in their favor? What about apple? Will they get into the console market? Right now, if I was laying down bets, my money would be on Microsoft. They have the cash to burn.
BushLitter  +   1321d ago
Sony launched the PS3 when Microsoft had a worldwide lead of 10 million consoles. The gap is down to around 3 million. And that while PS3 was much more expensive than 360. How do you figure that Sony is struggling to catch up?
smashcrashbash  +   1321d ago
You are talking BS. Don't you think that Nintendo and Sega didn't have money when their systems failed? People always say the same $hit 'Because Microsoft has money they will win' Microsoft had money this gen too and STILL made a broken system that took three years to fix and a Kinect that barely works. In business it is not just who has the money, it's who has the better plan.

Microsoft has lots of money now and their products still get overshadowed by other things. Their phones, their MP3 players, their OS. Heck Nintendo is STILL ahead and is the first one out with a next gen console and Microsoft still can't out pace Sony's units sold by a landslide.If all it took was money then Microsoft could easily dominate everything that they do and would be the leader of this gen. But they aren't. How many people have a Windows phone? I could probably count the number on my fingers and toes. So in short money is not the only factor.

@ cstyle. Yeah cause as we know a certain console always dominate every gen for certain. Remember that Nintendo dominated every single gen just like Sega and Sony did.
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cstyle  +   1321d ago
There should be no doubt that MS will probably launch first. They are in a much better position financially and their hardware has been out longer. Plus all evidence is showing that the next xbox is further along in development .
yabhero  +   1321d ago
(WiiU < NextBox= PS4) but all are close enough in power like PS2, GC and Xbox
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Kratoscar2008  +   1321d ago
Dont care, i hope that MS keep dominating in the US and Sony to keep focusing on around the world.

So we have shooters in one and all kind of games on the other.

I personally like to play japanese games and i know that i will get a lot on PS4 while when i want shooters i will get it on the 720.
Kurt Russell  +   1321d ago
Sod this I want to know what Sony VS Microsoft 2152 will be like!
neversawthestars  +   1321d ago
All i want next gen is a system that charges me extra to play online, advertises relentlessly on my GAMING machine regardless if i have a sub. Puts no money into new 1st party titles other than the same 2 shooters and racing game year after year. Man but i bet i’ll get to dress my goofy looking avatar in array of different clothing tho! Hmm i wonder what RARE is up too?
gdogg979  +   1321d ago
All i want is a next gen system that is a fortune to buy at launch (its fine ,i'll get another job so i can afford it)
Is really hard to develop for,for the first 3 years of its life.Has a dis-connected online system,doesnt have cross chat and gets hacked once a year so all my details can be sold online??And has some sort of strange online world that nobody actually uses?
hmm i wonder what Team Ico are up to??oh and what about zipper interactive,heard they're making a new game for the next gen?could be good,no?

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